Can't Hardly Wait

Can't Hardly Wait

Harry Elfont (1998)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Flat characters are stuck in underdeveloped situations in this attempt by first-time directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont to recapture the mood of a John Hughes 1980s teen comedy. Rather than crafting a postmodern BREAKFAST CLUB, they've made a bad PORKY'S retread instead. It's set around a post-graduation party where couples meet, get drunk, indulge in bonding and gross slapstick, and every stereotypical situation is exploited to little effect, even less surprise and eventually utmost tedium.


Five hundred excited students are ready to party on graduation night - and the big celebration offers one lovestruck teenager his last opportunity to tell the girl of his dreams how he feels about her. Coming-of-age drama, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo and Lauren Ambrose.

Cast & Crew

Amanda Beckett Jennifer Love Hewitt
Preston Meyers Ethan Embry
William Lichter Charlie Korsmo
Denise Fleming Lauren Ambrose
Mike Dexter Peter Facinelli
Kenny Fisher Seth Green
Girl whose party it is Michelle Brookhurst
Exchange student Alexander Martin
Cousin Ron Erik Palladino
Jock No 2 Sean Patrick Thomas
Girl Mike Hits On No 1 Selma Blair
Yearbook girl Melissa Joan Hart
Director Harry Elfont
Director Deborah Kaplan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language and sex scenes. Available on: video and DVD